Photo courtesy Mike Mozart
Photo courtesy Mike Mozart

Gallup's June 7-July 1 Minority Rights and Relations survey, taken before police shootings of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana and the deaths of five police officers in Dallas and three in Baton Rouge, revealed that Blacks (49%) and Hispanics (47%) were more satisfied with the U.S. than Whites (28%). Gallup staffer Justin McCarthy takes a look at the results of this survey and why some groups are more satisfied than others.

While the groups have different levels of satisfaction, among them individual satisfaction in all those groups is high:

Americans are generally upbeat about the direction of their own lives. No less than 85% of those in any of the three major racial and ethnic groups say they are very or somewhat satisfied with their lives. This follows the general truism that Americans tend to be more positive about their personal lives and where they live than they are about the country as a whole.

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